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WAC 246-341-0815

Involuntary and court-orderedSubstance use disorder counseling for RCW 46.61.5056.

In addition to meeting the behavioral health agency licensure, certification, administration, personnel, and clinical requirements in WAC 246-341-0300 through 246-341-0650, an agency providing certified substance use disorder counseling services to an individual convicted of driving under the influence or physical control under RCW 46.61.5056 must ensure treatment is completed as follows:
(1) Treatment during the first sixty days must include:
(a) Weekly group or individual substance use disorder counseling sessions according to the individual service plan;
(b) One individual substance use disorder counseling session of not less than thirty minutes duration, excluding the time taken for a substance use disorder assessment, for each individual, according to the individual service plan;
(c) Alcohol and drug basic education for each individual;
(d) Participation in self-help groups for an individual with a diagnosis of substance use disorder. Participation must be documented in the individual's clinical record; and
(e) The balance of the sixty-day time period for individuals who complete intensive inpatient substance use disorder treatment services must include, at a minimum, weekly outpatient counseling sessions according to the individual service plan.
(2) The next one hundred twenty days of treatment includes:
(a) Group or individual substance use disorder counseling sessions every two weeks according to the individual service plan;
(b) One individual substance use disorder counseling session of not less than thirty minutes duration, every sixty days according to the individual service plan; and
(c) Referral of each individual for ongoing treatment or support, as necessary, using ASAM criteria, upon completion of one hundred eighty days of treatment.
(3) For an individual who is assessed with insufficient evidence of a substance use disorder, a substance use disorder professional (CDP) must refer the individual to alcohol/drug information school.
[Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-0815, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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